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Court Minutes, June, 1843 – Debts

Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes
©2000

TSL&A Microfilm #50
Sumner County Clerk Minutes
February 1843-June 1846

The following paragraph represents the entries for each of the recorded debts.

This day came the parties by attornies and also a Jury of good & lawful men to wit the last above named who being elected tried and sworn the truth speak upon the issues joined between the parties aforesaid upon their Oath do say that the Defendants have not paid the sum of _______ in the plaintiffs declaration mentioned find no set off and assess to Plaintiff _______ damages for detention thereof amounting together to $________. It is therefore considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover of said Defendant said sum of $_____so by the Jury in form aforesaid found and his costs in the behalf incured and that Execution issue.

 Page 17
The Bank of Tennessee vs. Robert Hodge Debt
The court found the defendant did not pay his debt of one hundred and seventy five dollars, awarded the plaintiff an additional eleven dollars and twenty two cents for damages.

William R. Alexander vs. William W. Young Debt
Jury found the defendant had not paid the debt of two hundred dollars. An additional eighty six dollars damages for detention was also awarded to the plaintiff.

The Bank of Tennessee vs. William B. Preston Moses C. Preston Preston W. Davis & James B Elizer Debt
Jury found that the Defendants did not pay a debt of two hundred and fifty dollars, find for the plaintiff with an additional twenty dollars and seventy eight cents set forth for damages.

 Page 17 & 18
Thomas House vs. William Trousdale & Henry W. Bugg Debt
Jury found that the defendant had not paid the sum of two hundred & sixty one dollars & ninety cents, an additional twelve dollars damage was set forth.

  Page 18
The Bank of Tennessee vs Charles J. Isom Executor with the will annexed of John B. Howard dec'd Benj. R. Howard Peter W. Martin & William M. Blackmore Debt
Debt of one hundred twenty five dollars with an additional nine dollars & sixty eight cents awarded to the plaintiff.

Richard P. Brooks Administrator vs Samuel B. Murry Debt
The jury finds that the defendant has not paid the sum of two hundred & seventy three dollars & 33 cents. The jury awards an additional twenty seven dollars & 50 cents to the plaintiff.

Edward W. Hughs vs. Randon? S. Wynne John Booker, Peter Townsend and Joseph W. H. Townsend Debt
Debt of six hundred dollars

Page 19
an additional fifty one dollars damages was awarded to plaintiff

Albert H. Wynne vs Thomas J. Smith Nicholas Hobson and John Webb Debt
Debt by the defendants - Six hundred & thirty four dollars and twenty two cents An additional forty nine dollars & thirteen cents for damages was awarded to plaintiff.

John Patterson, Junior vs Thomas Barry & Charles Lewis Debt
Debt of one thousand dollars, an additional one hundred nineteen dollars & 25 cents awarded to plaintiff.

James Fleming for the use of N. Woods vs Peterson W. Key
Jury finds that the Defendant has not paid the debt of three hundred & fifty dollars, an additional nine dollars eight seven & half cents was awarded plaintiff.

Pages 19 & 20
William C. Hall & Lewis Haynee Executors of Jessee Haynee dec'd vs Thomas Watson Debt
Defendant owes a debt of seven hundred dollars with the jury awarding an additional seventy two dollars & eighty three cents.

Page 20
Anthony W. Vantreses & Robert Baxter Surviving partners of Baxter Hicks vs Thomas Flack Debt
Debt of five hundred & eight dollars & twenty five cents; an additional fifty four dollars & sixty one cents was awarded plaintiff for damages.

Jesse Cage Executor of Smith C. Franklin dec'd vs Zebulon P. Cantrell George C. Cantrell and William Cantrell Debt
Debt of Four hundred & sixty dollars & twenty four cents; damages of one dollar and twenty five cents also awarded to plaintiff bringing the total amount to $461.49.

Thomas P. Horn vs James Gwin Debt
Jury found the defendant had not paid the his debt of two hundred & twelve dollars & fifty cents. Damages for detention - five dollars & ninety four & half cents amounting together $218.44 cents.

Page 21
Jesse Cage assignee of ? vs Joel Parrish Josiah W. Baldridge and James Glover Debt
Debt of three hundred dollars with forty nine dollars & forty cents additionally awarded to plaintiff for detention.

The Gallatin Turnpike Company for the use of John Branham vs James Burns Administrator of John Burnes Debt
Debt of two hundred & twenty nine dollars & 75 cents with an additional thirty two dollars for damages awarded to the plaintiff.

Peety Tisdale vs Beverly Miller & John B. Miller Debt
Eight hundred & forty eight dollars & fifty cents with an additional twenty three dollars damages for detention awarded to the plaintiff.

Pages 21 & 22
James Alexander vs. Amand? F. Bate exec of Jas. H. Bate Debt
Debt in the amount of three hundred & seventy one dollars & eighty two cents in the plaintiffs favor with an additional thirty four dollars and fifty one cents damage for detention awarded to plaintiff.

Page 22
William M. Briggs vs Jacob L. Warner Debt
Debt of Three hundred & thirty three dollars & 33 cents with twenty three dollars & thirty three cents damages for detention awarded to plaintiff.

Charles A. Leath vs Joel H. Daughtery and Rufus Morgan Debt
Debt in the amount of six hundred & twenty dollars; additional seventeen dollars & fifty cents awarded to plaintiff for damages.

Pages 22 & Page 23
John Thompson vs Nathaniel D. Terry Debt
Debt in the amount of five hundred & seventy five dollars, with an additional eighteen dollars and fifty cents awarded to plaintiff.

Page 23
Charles L. Bryne vs King Suton & Enoch P. Connell Debt
Debt in the amount of five hundred & fifty six dollars sixty six & 2/3 cents with an additional twenty three dollars & sixty cents for damages awarded to plaintiff.

Jesse Cage vs Charles Lewis and Reubin S. Payne Debt
Debt of twenty seven hundred and twelve dollars with an additional two hundred and three dollars damages for detention due the plaintiff.

Josiah Walton for the use of the heirs of Matilda Walker vs. Hugh Joyner and Benjamine W. Mills Debt
Debt of four hundred & fifty dollars with an additional thirteen dollars & twenty six cents damages for detention awarded to plaintiff.

Pages 23 & Page 24
George F. Crocket Commissioner for the heirs of Bartholemew Stoval dec vs. William P. Sayles Thomas Stoval & John J. Hebbits Debt
Debt for Seven hundred and one dollars with fifty three dollars & twenty five cents damages for plaintiff.

Page 24
Joseph Robb and Joel Parrish Executors of Wm. Williams dec'd vs John Y. Smith Debt
Debt of two hundred & eighty dollars with seven dollars and ninety cents damages to the plaintiff.

William L. Winston Administrator of John ? Dickerson Dec'd (I was unsure of his middle initial) vs Hugh B. Hill Debt
Debt in the amount of four hundred dollars with thirty dollars damages for the plaintiff.

Pages 24 & 25

William B. Jennings Administrator of Enos Lasciter Dec'd vs Charles Lewis Debt
Debt in the amount of two hundred & fifteen dollars & sixty two cents with four dollars & thirty one cents damages.

Page 47

The Bank of Tennessee Vs. William B. Preston Moses C. Preston Preston W. Davis & Andrew Martin Debt
This day came the parties by attornies and also a Jury of good and lawful men to wit (the last above named) who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues formed believe the parties aforesaid upon this oath do say that defendants have not paid the debt of Three hundred and fifty dollars in the declaration

Page 48
mentioned find no set off and assess to plaintiff twenty five dollars and twenty five cents damages for detention thereof amounting to $375.25. It is therefore considered by the court tht plaintiff recover of said defendants said sum of $375.25 the amount so by the Jury in form aforesaid found and their costs in this behalf mound? and that execution issue.

Thomas Anderson Vs. Albert G. Douglas and James Douglas Debt
Debt of $647.54
Assessed to plaintiff an additional $17.75 for damages

Thomas Anderson Vs. Albert G. Douglas Debt
(This was repeated under the above debt entry, without James Douglas name. The debt amount is the same, $167.54.  However, the plaintiff was awarded $17.80. I do not know if this is the same debt, or another one.)

Richard Parker vs. Amanda F? Bate Administrix of J.H.? Bate Debt
Jury found that the defendant had not paid the debt of one hundred and eighty one dollars and seventy six cents. Damages for detention amounted to Thirty seven Dollars and thirty one cents. Total amount owed by defendant - $219.07.

Page 56

Elijah Boddie Chairman for the use of E. Hodges vs. William Durham, Mark Center & Benjamine Johnson Debt
The plaintiff came and said he would not further prosecute the suit; defendants assumed to pay the costs.

Pages 56 & 57

Theodore Staly and wife foremerly Rhody Bell vs William McCall Debt
Defendant says that he is indebted to the plaintiffs in the sum of nineteen hundred and seventy two dollars & fifty two cents on three notes to wit: one for seven hundred and eighty seven dollars thirty two cents payable to Rhody Bell due twelve months after 6th Feb 1841, signed by C.H. Gray and Wm McCall and agrees to interest of sixty four dollars and sixty four cents on the same. One for five hundred and ninety seven dollars and fifty cents payable to Rhoda V. Bell due twelve months after 16th March 1842 and signed by William McCall and agrees that the interest on this is nine dollars and twenty six cents. One for five hundred and thirty five dollars with a credit of thirty dollars on the 14th Dec 1842 payable to Rhoda V. Bell due twelve months after the 24th January 1842, signed by W. McCall and agrees that the interest on this is eight dollars amounting in all to Nineteen hundred and seventy two dollars and fifty two cents which the plaintiff accepts. Court orders plaintiffs to recover costs from defendant.

Page 57 _____ Tisdale vs. Beverly & John B. Miller Debt
Defendants ask for an appeal to the Supreme Court of errors and appeals to be held at the city of Nashville on the 1st Monday of December. Their bond - Seventeen hundred and forty two dollars with James W. Barr their security.

 Page 59

 William M. Blackmore Clerk & Master vs. Samuel R. Anderson Debt
This day came the parties in proper persons and the defendant in open court says he is fully indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of eighty five dollars and 90 cents the balance due upon a note for $309 payable to Will Blackmore Clerk & Master for the use of Carter Douglas & M. Elurath? the purchase money for a Saw Mill due 12 months after date and dated 11th June 1842 signed by W. Carter & S.R. Anderson and agrees that the Interest on the same is 02 cents making $85.90 cents which the plaintiff accepts. It is therefore considered by the court that Plaintiff recover of said Defendant said sum of $85.90 cents so by him confessed to be due and his costs & Execution issue.

Samuel R. Anderson vs. (William is crossed out with Washington written above it) Carter Motion
This day came the plaintiff by William M. Blackmore his attorney and also a Jury of good and lawful men to wit Asa Hassell Wm Link Samuel Bradley Sanford Bickenstaff Samuel Kirkpatrick Wm Franklin Burris Bender Z.P. Cantrell Stephen R. Gilliam Humphrey Miles S.F. Schell & Saml Clenny who being elected tried & sworn will and truly to inquire in to the fact to whether plaintiff was the security of said Deft. to a note under seal of $309 payable to William M. Blackmore Clerk & Master for the use of Carter Douglass & M. Eluratt? 12 months after date and dated 11th June 1842. Signed by

Page 60
W. Carter & S. R. Anderson on the same being the purchase money for a Saw Mill on their oath do say that plaintiff was the Security for said Deft to said note above recited and it appearing to the Court that Judgment had been rendered in this court against the Pltff in the Motion for $85.90 cents in favor of W. M. Blackmore Clerk & Master it being the balance due on said note before specified. It is therefore considered by the court that Pltff recover of said Deft said sum of $85.90 cents together with the costs of confession and the costs of this motion and that Execution issue.

John M. Henley vs. Samuel B. Murray Debt
This day came the plaintiff by Alfred Robb att. and the Deft in proper person who in open court says that he is indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of $185.36 cents. It being the balance due on a Judgment rendered in this court on the 21st day of Feby 1843 to wit the February Term 1843 of the Circuit Court of Sumner County payable in favor of the Bank of Tennessee and against the said S. B. Murray and Jno. M. Henley for the sum of $288.81 cents with $9 cost of suit together with $5.95 cts & $2 printers fees making together the sum of $305.76 cents which the plaintiff accepts. It is therefore considered by the court that the pltff recover of said Deft said sum of $185.36 cents so by him confessed to be due & his costs in this behalf incurred and that Execution issue.

Temple O. Harris Adm vs. The Nashville & Gallatin T.P. Company debt
This day came the parties by attornies and the Deft by Jo C. Guild att. and moves the court for a new trial in this case. Whereupon the same being argued seen and fully understood and the court not being advised day is given the parties until the next Term of this court.

Page 61

Goleman Donoho Vs John P Hughs Debt
This day came the plaintiff by attorney and the defendant though solomly called came not but made default thereupon on motion of plaintiff by attorney it is ordered by the court that Judgment by default penal be entered up against said defendant for the sum of Six hundred and sixty one dollars and forty four cents a balance of the debt is the declaration mentioned found with sixteen dollars and fifty three cents damage for detention thereof amounting together to the sum of $677.97 and his costs in this behalf incured and that execution issue.

Page 62

Alexander Banks for the use of John Cotton Vs John B. Walton Debt
This day came the parties by attornies and also a Jury of good and lawful men to wit Samuel Kirkpatrick, Busre V. Tender? William Link Sr. Asa Hassell Samuel Bradley, William Franklin, Humphry Bate, Sandford Bickerstaff, James Gwin, Samuel Clenny, Abram Bradley & Humphry Mires who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joined between the parties aforesaid upon their oath do say that the defendant has not paid the debt of Two hundred and thirty three dollars & thirty seven and one-half cents in the declaration mentioned find no set off and assess to plaintiff Eighteen dollars and twelve & cents damage for detention thereof amounting together to the sume of $251.50. It is therefore considered by the court the plaintiff recover of said defendant said sum of $251.50. So by the jury in time aforesaid found and his costs in this behalf incured and that execution issue.

 Charles Spires and his wife Elizabeth B. Spires formerly Elizabeth O. Prince vs. Robert M. Boyers Debt
Judgment by default against defendant
debt of $846.00 in the plaintiff's declaration together with $210.00 amounting to the sum of Ten hundred and fifty six dollars.

Arnold J. Hines? George Newman, Jonathan R. Warner and William W. Backus under the firm of Hines, Newman & Co. Vs. Walter B. Morris and Robert M. Boyers Debt
Jury finds for the plaintiff, defendant order to pay the debt of $275 and additional $74.00 for detention.

June 28th 1843

Page 64

Andrew Young Vs. Walter B. Morris & Robert M. Boyers Debt
Defendant order to pay the debt of $516.77. Additional costs assessed to defendant of $77.00 damages

Thomas Donnue Vs. Charles H. Gray & William McCall under the firm of Gray & McCall Debt
Defendants admit that they are indebted to plaintiff in the amount of $381.60. Court awards an additional $27.97 cents and orderes plaintiff to recover this amount from said defendants.

June 29, 1843

Page 68

John Thompson Vs. Nathaniel D. Terry Debt
This day came agane the parties by attornies and the defendant by attorney prayed an appeal from the Judgment of this court rendered on a previous day of this term in the nature of a unit of error to the supreme court of errors and appeals to be held at Nashville on the 1st Monday in December next and obtained the same after entering into bond in the penal sum of Eleven hundred and eighty seven dollars with William W. Wetheread and Peter W. Martin his securities conditioned as the law directs.


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